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Participants Feedback’s of Maitri Network activities

  • Incoming of women to the police station is depending on police approach; they have to treat them politely and have to build confidence among them. Police should be ready to file FIR in needed circumstances without any uncertainty. This workshop really used to discuss with police officials that important information. –Inspector Mr. Balachandran

 

  • Police official role and Protection officer role is very essential to decrease violence against women. This workshop gave valuable ideas to participants. We need more group discussions on that – Protection Officer Mr. Ravisankar.

 

  • “This is first time we were participated such debate with Police officials. It is useful to know about difficulties of police officials and impacts of lack of legal knowledge of women survivors”
  • Jothi (Leader of “Ariur Pengal Pagutharivu Paralumandram”

 

  • This sensitization programme was given satisfied information, we request you to give such awareness for agricultural also”
  • Santhosh

 

  • “This workshop really teaches us about gender discrimination at various levels. We should want to change to protect our women”
  • Sathish

 

  • We people came to know about the Domestic Violence act. If we have awareness on that earlier we can lost our life, but now it is very useful for my children’s for future. It is useful meeting you conducted here.

 

  • We were got very useful information regarding gender equality here. We people were should understand the social status of women for creating healthy nation. We thought it is very useful day for us.

 

  • We contact many times police officials for our violence, but their action was very low and nil. We people were believing you to change our life from violence. Kindly provide your services continuously for us.

 

  • Here every people have domestic violence problem. Even though we have protection laws and policies for women it should reach to male members in the family. Men only change their behavior to decrease violence against women.

 

  • “Even though I am taking tuition in this village for students I used gender discriminating words. I realized my mistake through attended this meeting. Here after I never use such words”
    • Thaas – Cuddalore.

 

  • “We people are living at interior places, sometime our collector also not having knowledge about this village. We thank to you for choose such village and provide such knowledge for us. We request you to provide such knowledge continuously because here women getting too afraid to express their domestic violence”
    • Mullai. – Kanchipuram.

 

  • “I will give full freedom to my girl child hereafter. We will avoid our domestic violence in front for our children. Then I got knowledge of PWDVA it is very useful and it is a powerful tool for women”
  • Selvi – Karaikal

 

  • “This meeting give different dimension of domestic violence, we don’t know about this kind of remedies available in our society. I should approach you for my violence”

–  Ms.Aruna – Thanjavur

 

  • “This workshop give different thinking perspective about gender discrimination. We people not think like that. We really enjoyed and learned from this workshop”

–  Anbu, Volunteer

 

  • “This is very new for us to hear about Domestic Violence Act, we don’t think so such act is available for us. Here we have lot of domestic violence issues. So it is very useful to resolve it”
    • Kalai, Karaikal

 

  • “God only send to you here. I phased everyday domestic violence in my home. I Thank to you so much for given such knowledge to us” she said
    • Sasikala.

 

  • Here after we will treat our children equally such as will provide equal freedom, equal education and equal food for them. We also try to decrease the violence situation in home
    • Basker.

Sensitization & Capacity building for key personals

Introduction:

This sensitisation programme was conducted on 18.03.2017 at Sozhatharam village in Cuddalore district. This programme was conducted by the Social Voice of Education Development trust at Cuddalore districts. 76 women and youngsters participated and cooperate with programme.

Objective of Sensitization:

  • Create gender sensitization to women and youngsters.
  • To discuss the domestic violence issue to Police officials and advocates.
  • Create awareness on emergence of taking initiatives for domestic violence.
  • Discuss about gender disparity activities followed by family member within home level.

Resource Persons from…

  • K. Pazhanisamy, ex MLA,
  • P. Kurinjivalavan, Rose organization,
  • M. Porselvi, Counselling member of All Women Police Station.
  • S. Balaguru, advocate,
  • J. Thara, Annai Indira Gandhi social service trust

Discussed Content of Above Resource Persons:

  • Gender disparity activities within family level
  • Rights of women in the society
  • Protection laws of Women

Gender disparity activities within family level:

Parents plays the pivot role to follow the gender roles within family level. Children grown up with strict roles and responsibility in the family by parents. So they also followed such things in their life and applied into society. Parents should treat their children without any gender discrimination – Porselvi, Counselling member of All Women Police Station.

Rights of women in the society

United Nations announced the Women’s rights are known the fundamental human rights. The women rights also included the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. We people not followed those rights due to our patriarchal society. We should change our society by our behavioural change – Kurinji Valavan, Social activists.

Protection laws of Women

We have many women protective acts and laws such as Sexual Harassment act, Dowry act, Child Marriage act, Domestic Violence act, etc., Awareness level of those acts is very low among people. Legal knowledge plays important role to protect women themselves. Protection officers, advocates, polices are working for women protection. So we people should increase our knowledge on those acts – Balaguru, Advocate.

Gender Sensitization Workshop

Objective:

  • To give awareness about women decision making
  • To provide awareness about understanding of sex and gender
  • Discuss about cultural barriers to implement gender equalizing activities.
  • To provide awareness on gender equalizing practices such as parenting and house hold sharing.
  • To provide awareness about gender sensitization boys and youngsters.

Discussed content:4

  • In this patriarchal society never ever allowed women to take decision whether it is financial and non financial. Even if women go to job or became entrepreneurs her salary should enjoyed by the male member of her family. In this situation ADECOM Network motivate women for their financial decision through to involve collective decision making. At least women should involve the discussions with their spouse and make their interest to know about financial expense. So ADECOM Network give this sensitization to women and men for their mutual understanding.
  • People themselves assumed the sex only leads to gender. Due to natural actions in human body people creates the role and responsibility. So ADECOM Network tried to give the understanding about gender and sex.
  • Sensitized women mentally prepared to implement the gender equalizing activities at home but elder members in the family not allowed practicing that. So we have to steps forward with these barriers for brought gender equality.

Community awareness rising on gender equality

Objective

  • To create awareness on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA).
  • To create awareness on understanding about Domestic Violence.
  • Provide awareness about gender discriminatory activities at home and community level.
  • Give sensitization to Community based groups for sensitize their village people on Violence against Women.
  • Identify women issues and provide legal service.
  • Motivate women to take action against their violence at home and community level.
  • Encourage women to involve financial decision at home and community level.
  • To discuss about the social protection of women survivors.

Discussed Content:

  • Alcoholism is the essential reason for creating domestic violence at every family. The only solution is women should come forward to became a entrepreneur for manage their economic situation. This only leads to take the financial decision within family and community level.
  • Kinds of violence explained that in every community awareness to people is that,
  1. Dowry harassment
  2. Sexual abuse
  3. Psychological abuse
  4. Physical abuse harassment
  5. Unsecured abuse for the life and property
  6. Verbal harassment and intimidating the indicator relations.
  • Explained the importance of PWDVA, role of stakeholders to implementation of PWDVA. Then ADECOM Network explained about PWDVA legal procedures to participants particularly about remedies, types of violence, meaning about Domestic Violence.
  • Many women didn’t aware about this act and they felt that is not necessary for their family. Women only search such laws at the time of affected by Domestic Violence. Participated women were laughing at the time of expressed this act so from this attitude of women easily shows their ignorance. So awareness of this act is enhancing among village people.
  • Our women in society have fixed mindset about stereotype gender roles and responsibilities. So as per that responsibility women should tolerate all dominate attitudes of men. Women also taken this casual attitude in their day today life.
  • Women’s view is different about this law due to their more dependent life. That is the reason ADECOM Network team motivated to take financial decision to women. To take financial decision women should involve small business or entrepreneur. This is the task to bring women empowerment in this society.

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Awareness on PWDVA to ANM

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) plays the pivot role to decrease the domestic violence at grass root level. They played as a strong bridge between community and people. To strengthen their service in field ADECOM Network organized the gender sensitization conference with valuable resource persons on 21.01.2017 at Champer of Commerce in Pondicherry.

  • T. Sivakumar, Assistant director of Filed publicity office, Pondicherry, Central government – Open discussion on gender equalizing activities in society & role of ANM to decrease domestic violence.
  • E. Pramila Tamizhvanan, Nation awarder, WHO – trainer, Chief nursing officer, Annai Therasa Post Graduate & Research Institute -Awareness on Work place harassment
  • Indira Krishnamoorthi, Assistant Professor of School of law in SRM University – Awareness of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence act, (2005 & legal doubts and clarification of ANMIMG_8703 (2)

Awareness on women issues throw van campaign at Karaikal

A  colorful street play event was conducted at Karaikal district on 29th November 2016. Van campaign held at two villages namely Varrichakudi and Poovam. Campaign aim is to create awareness of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. It was jointly organized by ADECOM network and Women Education Social Trust to achieve a good result through the event.

  • 3 women and one man occupied the stage; the performance provide much interesting and informative.
  • They given law related information (PWDVA Act 2005) through dialogues. The story of the drama is, a woman who is facing violence every day by her drunken husband, she was violated physically and mentally by him.
  • Once she shared her problem with her friend, she is taking the sufferer to a woman who has the knowledge about PWDVA.
  • She simply explains act through dialogues. By that she was getting solution for her problems.
  • Through structured screenplay and dialogue they made people to understand about the PWDVA.
  • In between songs and dance that explains women significance was performed.karaikal

WEST team with their cultural team organized this successful van campaign. Welcome address given by the head of WEST Ms. Padmini. At the end of first play ADECOM Network Project Manager Ms. Nandhini expressed her views on gender equality and domestic violence. With simple dialogues and collegial language the artists of play educated the people about the PWDA Act and the concept of drama will understand by the people.

A colorful street play event was conducted at Karaikal district on 29th November 2016. Van campaign held at two villages namely Varrichakudi and Poovam. Campaign aim is to create awareness of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. It was jointly organized by ADECOM network and Women Education Social Trust to achieve a good result through the event.

  • 3 women and one man occupied the stage; the performance provide much interesting and informative.
  • They given law related information (PWDVA Act 2005) through dialogues. The story of the drama is, a woman who is facing violence every day by her drunken husband, she was violated physically and mentally by him.
  • Once she shared her problem with her friend, she is taking the sufferer to a woman who has the knowledge about PWDVA.
  • She simply explains act through dialogues. By that she was getting solution for her problems.
  • Through structured screenplay and dialogue they made people to understand about the PWDVA.
  • In between songs and dance that explains women significance was performed.

WEST team with their cultural team organized this successful van campaign. Welcome address given by the head of WEST Ms. Padmini. At the end of first play ADECOM Network Project Manager Ms. Nandhini expressed her views on gender equality and domestic violence. With simple dialogues and collegial language the artists of play educated the people about the PWDVA Act and the concept of drama will understand by the people.

Awareness on violence against women at Thanjavur

 A part of 16 days campaign activity van campaign programme was conducted by WEDSS organization with support of ADECOM Network. This programme was arranged by head of WEDSS Ms. Rajakumari on November 27th 2016.

Campaign objective

  • To create awareness about PWDVA Act 2005.
  • To create awareness about gender equality in home level.
  • To create awareness of girl child education.
  • To create awareness about Stop violence against women.

Campaign conducted village:

  • Palligraharam,
  • Managrambai,
  • MGR nagar
  • Amman pet,
  • Arasur

Campaign content:

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  • Team members of WEDSS & Volunteer’s arranged programme to stop violence against women.
  • This programme was started from palligraharam village. This campaign was as conducted as van campaign with cultural team.
  • In this campaign 80 members participated and observed about DV act information through the programme.
  • Women related awareness songs were sung by cultural team during the campaign.
  • Participated people awarded and also discussed their views on domestic violence and gender equality.
  • WEDSS invite the counselor Mr. Basker to give awareness speech for this campaign.
  • Perumal and Ms. Sivapriya went to participate and observed the campaign activities.

Women empowerment on Education at karnataka State

Chiguru Trust working for women empowerment in Karnataka state. Meetings, workshops and public programme conducted at village level and state level for empowerment of women.

In this regard, ADECOM Network had given the opportunity to Chiguru to conduct campaign on Violence against Women (VAW). Chiguru conducted the Empowerment of Girl Child Education conference on 27th of November in KGF (Kolar Gold Field) at Karnataka.

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The meeting was welcomed by Managing Trustee of Chiguru Trust Ms. Prabavathi with her team. This conference session was opened by the social activist Mr. Charles Finney. Then this session was continued by given presidential speech by the Managing Trustee of ADECOM Network     Ms. P. Lalidamballe. The gender equality ideas shared by the Project Manager of ADECOM Network Ms. V. Nandhini and this conference was successfully ended by given valedictory speech by the team member of Chiguru Trust Ms. Vennila. This conference organized by the ADECOM Network and team members of Chiguru trust with 42 women and girls. Press people covered this conference and assured to release an article in Karnataka. Participants actively participated. Express their views on violence against women and gender equality.

  • Women have all empowerment, braveness and boldness in the society to handle any situation. Our patriarchy system and traditional values only restrict to practice it.
  • Women should come forward to show their talents and their potential in front of society. Then only we can achieve the women empowerment.
  • From long years ago, there is no way to express the women issue into society. Now a day’s media help to women to explore their problems and issues. So women should enhance their knowledge on society.
  • Parents should give more importance to their girl child education. It only the powerful tool to reduce the violence against women.
  • In Karnataka state have high number of child abuse and very low sex ratio than other states. People should cooperate to change this dangerous situation. Through creating awareness on education and girl child birth we can change this society.
  • The root cause of violence against women is start from gender disparity activity at home and community level. So parents should treat their children without any gender discrimination.

Conference on To stop violence against women & sexual harassment at Cuddalore district

A part of 16 days campaign activity programme was conducted by Social Voice of Education Development (SVED) with support of ADECOM Network. This conference was conducted on December 4th 2016 at Nantheeswara mangalam village.

Campaign objective:

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  • To create awareness on PWDVA 2005.
  • To create awareness about Sexual harassment
  • To create awareness about Gender equalizing practice.

Campaign content:

  • Team members of SVED arranged this conference to stop violence against women & sexual harassment. In this programme 80 members were participated.
  • During the session, felicitation was given by Managing trustee of ADECOM Network Ms. P. Lalidamballe.
  • Women should come forward to open their problems in society. Mostly women hide their problems due to our cultural system.
  • They think about family prestige for other tradition reasons so she hesitates to opening her problems.